Back in January, I found a small piece of fabric on our Treasure Table at the Guild that looked like it would be great throwaway demo fabric for when I taught some of my fellow quilters how to do English Paper Piecing (EPP). I wanted to use something I didn't love so much that I would weep uncontrollably if I screwed it up.
I started liking how the motifs were turning out, and I thought of doing a wall hanging, perhaps, scattering them about like stars on a New Mexico night.
After intensive experimentation for at least 20 minutes, I decided I didn't love that idea.
So I decided to make coasters instead. Having done intensive research for almost 30 seconds on the difference between mug rugs and coasters, I am calling these "coasters" even though "mug rug" is much more fun to say.
Apparently, size matters. Mug rugs, it seems, are large enough for your mug and perhaps a snack, whereas a coaster is just for your beverage. So some say.
Don't ask how long these took to make. Lots of hand sewing. Utterly insane, but really fun. I promise I quilted them on the machine, at least!